Thursday, May 9, 1968

Mine Accident

John Moore, Jr., of Buckeye, was one of twenty-five men trapped in a Gauley Coal and Coke Mine at Hominy Falls, Nicholas County, Monday when miners broke through a wall into an abandoned mine and water rushed into the shaft. Fifteen men were safe in higher elevations, but little hope was held for ten men at the site of the breakthrough.

Joe Fitzwater, of Rupert, was also in the mine. He is a brother of Mrs. Ann Cohenour, of Campbelltown.

It is hoped they are in the safe group.

School Bond Issue

Bond Issue Rally, Saturday, May 11, 1968.

Sponsored by the Citizens Committee for Better Education.

Prizes to be given away at 6:30 p.m. until –. Register at H-P corner. Prizes will be drawn from each school district – Hillsboro, Marlinton and Green Bank.

The following merchants will have a sale from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

C.J. Richardson, Curry’s Super Market, Shrader’s 5 Cents and $1.00 Store, Marlinton Drug Store, Lang’s Dress Shoppe, C. J. Casdorph Store, H-P Store, J&P furniture, Home Products Market, People’s Store and Supply, Ben-Wood Market, Toll House Produce, Dever Store and Eye’s Dari-Delite.

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The following members of the Marlinton Volunterer Fire Department support the school bond: Tom Dunbrack, Kenneth Faulknier, Johnnie Nelson, Tony Ricottilli, Robert Kelley, Doug Dunbrack, Fred C. Burns, Jr., Tom Morrison, Reed Wilfong, Kent Galford, Jr., Tom Sharp, Paul Beverage, Paul Gladwell, George Allen Broce and Charles Calhoun.

Green Bank High School

Larry Gene Wooddell, son of Miss Harry Wooddell, of Green Bank, has been chosen by the faculty of Green Bank High School as co-valedictorian for the class of 1968. Larry maintained a grade average of 95 during his four years of high school…
Carolyn Marie Good, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Paul S. Good, of Durbin, has been selected by the faculty of Green Bank High School as co-valedictorian of the Class of 1968. She has maintained an average of 94.85 in her high school classes…

Kay Caplinger has been selected salutatorian for the class of 1968 by the faculty of Green Bank High School. Miss Caplinger is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Caplinger, of Cass. Throughout her four years in high school, she has maintained an average of 94.297…


Snow in high places on Sunday afternoon. Coldest in Marlinton was 24 on Tuesday morning. Mrs. Howard Mullens forgot to put her glasses on when she looked at the thermometer, but it was either 14 or 16 Tuesday, following several mornings almost as cold.


Armstrong – Stimeling

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Stimeling, of Marlinton, wish to announce the marriage of their youngest daughter, Susan Louise, to Lloyd Roland Armstrong, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Armstrong, of Buckeye. The double ring ceremony took place on April 13, 1968, in the Southern Baptist Church in Covington, Virginia, with the Rev. Ryburn Stancil officiating.


Born to Rev. and Mrs. Harper Thomas Callison, of Clarksburg, a daughter, named Rachel Louise.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Matheny, of Parkersburg, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Bennett, of Pontiac, Michigan, a son, named James Theodore.


Mrs. Annie Martha Steele Forren, 64, of Seebert; burial in the Steele Cemetery at Seebert.

William Ward McCloud, 85, of Valley Head; burial in the Valley Head Cemetery.

Bobbie B. Gum, 36, of Millville, Pennsylvania; born at Cass, a son of Mrs. Hazel Arbogast Gum and the late Burnel Gum. Burial in Elan Memorial Park in Millville.

William Cleveland Varner, 83, of Dayton, Virginia; born at Bartow, a son of the late John P. and Dinah Nottingham Varner. Burial in Summit Church cemetery near Centerville.

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